Publish Date: March 13, 2024
Author: Seubert
Tags: Blog - SeubertU

3 Employment Policies to Review in 2024

The start of the year provides employers with an excellent opportunity to review and update their policies. This article explores three employment policies employers should consider reviewing in 2024.

1. CROWN Act

As of September 2023, 23 states passed the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act. As many states and localities adopt hair discrimination laws, employers must ensure their workplace dress code policies are current and comply with state and local laws.

2. Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), signed into law on Dec. 29, 2022, became effective on June 27, 2023. Under this law, employers with at least 15 employees must provide reasonable accommodations to workers with known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions unless the accommodation will cause the employer an “undue hardship.” The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has started accepting charges under the PWFA for situations occurring on June 27, 2023, or later. Savvy employers will look at the EEOC’s final PWFA regulations and consider including a policy in their 2024 employee handbook that explicitly addresses PWFA accommodations.

3. Noncompete Agreements

In January 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a rule banning most noncompete agreements. The FTC is expected to vote on this rule in April 2024. Many states have also passed noncompete bans or taken action to ensure noncompetes are unenforceable. Due to the shifting legislation surrounding these policies, employers need to ensure their noncompete agreements are tailored to the state and locality where their employees work.


By understanding the most important rules and regulations to study in 2024, employers can take steps to ensure their employment policies are current and reflect the most recent regulatory developments. Contact us today for more resources.

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